Help Please - splice 1/4 cable to amp speaker

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  1. rufedges

    rufedges Member

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    Need a slightly longer speaker cable for my Fender amplifier in order to be able to use my attenuator. That, and would like to have something more hi-fi.

    Cut a 6' Mogami 2534 Microphone cable in half, and need the one end to remain the same (1/4 male jack), but need connect the other ends to my speaker via some blade type connectors, which I am going to Solder.

    Of this wire, which one is the positive (clear??) negative (blue?), and what do I do with the copper ground wire surrounding it? Will this work? I have no interest in blowing my speaker or my Amp up. Thanks for any help you all can provide.

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  2. DaveKS

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    Sorry, you can't use that grade of cable with a speaker level signal.
     
  3. rufedges

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    Really? Whats wrong with it?
     
  4. Monstercastle

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    Wrong type of cable. Speaker cable needs to be heavier gauge like 14ga stranded copper.
     
  5. shovelhead82

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    Go to Home Depot and buy some 14 gauge 2 conductor zip cord/ speaker cable. Never use guitar cable for speaker cables.
     
  6. the wiz

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    Lol.. Go ahead.. You burn up you're amp In seconds.
     
  7. mark norwine

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    you don't need 14....18 will surely do.

    But the other posters are correct: mic cable and / or guitar cable are no good. The conductors are insufficiently sized to handle the current associated with a speaker load.

    And you surely wouldn't want to use a TRS plug, anyway...
     

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